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Participated in the 2008 US Olympic Trials in the 800m.
Finished ninth in the 800m run at the 2009 US Track and Field Nationals.
Earned All-American honors after finishing seventh in the mile at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships on March 14, 2009 ... Earned All-American honors after finishing second in the 1500m at the NCAA Outdoor Championships on June 13, 2009 ... Won the 2009 NCAA West Regional in the 1500m ... Has three NCAA Outdoor West Region appearances (2007, 2008, 2009), two NCAA Outdoor Championship appearance (2008, 2009), and one NCAA Indoor Championship appearance (2009) ... Named All-West Region in 2008 ...
Named 2009 Big West Women's Track Athlete of the Year ... Earned All-Conference honors in 2009, 2008, and 2007 ... Named 2007 Big West Women's Track & Field Freshman of the Year ... Has earned seven Big West Women's Track Athlete of the Week awards (March 14 and 28, 2007; March 11, April 9 and 23, 2008; April 22 and May 6, 2009) ... Owns the Big West record in the 800m and 1500m events ... Won the Big West Championship in the 1500m in 2007, 2008, and 2009, and the 800m in 2008 and 2009 ...
Owns outdoor UCR school records in the women's 800m (2:00.85), 1,500m (4:09.52), and 5,000m (16:27.51) events ... Was a member of UCR's outdoor distance medley relay that holds the record for fastest time in the history of the program with an 11:13.72 ... Owns indoor school records in the mile (4:39.58) and 3,000m (9:17.60) races ... Was a member of UCR's indoor distance medley relay that holds the school record with a time of 11:29.34 ... Named UC Riverside Female Athlete of the Year in 2008 ...
Was a four-year letter winner in track and cross country at Rancho Cucamonga HS under Coach Carlton Austen . . . School record holder in the 1,600 (4:55), 800 (2:16), two mile (11:12), three mile (17:28) . . . Ran with the West Coast Gazelle Track Club . . .
Rancho Cucamonga High
September 8, 1987
800m - 2:00.85 1500m - 4:09.52 Mile - 4:39.58
As a multi-time all American at UC Riverside and NCAA runner up in 2009, Brenda proved her incredible potential by setting an 800m best of 2:00.85 in Europe later that summer, as well as running under 4:10 in the 1500m and beating many highly respected professional athletes along the way. Having qualified and competed in the 2008 Olympic trials as only a sophomore in college; as a junior, Brenda made the 800m finals at the US World Championship trials and was named the 2009 Big West Women's Track Athlete of the year.